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I've been trying to research on Head-Fi and other sites how the D1 and D2 compare to the 0404, but so far nothing definitive is popping out.
iBasso D1 sounds noticeably better than the 0404. In what ways, I'm not sure, but I would assume overall transparency since that seems to be one of the main benefits of DAC's in the first place.

Also keep in mind that the D1 can have its opamp rolled to greatly influence/improve the DAC portion (there is a thread over @ Head-Fi that is hundreds of pages long consisting of all the info you'd ever want to know about it). I may have purchased one myself had the 0404 not been such a great deal at the time.
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Thanks Aura.

Also, recently I've thought about my upgrade path with regard to new headphones for the future. Currently I have a pair of HD555s. I mainly listen to bands like Eve 6, Better than Ezra, Foo Fighters, Cake, and Pearl Jam.

Would I be better off with another pair of Senn's such as the 595s or 600s or should I consider a pair of Grados? Are the DT770/80 more for metal and heavy rock otherwise they could also be a consideration.
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Thanks Aura.

Also, recently I've thought about my upgrade path with regard to new headphones for the future. Currently I have a pair of HD555s. I mainly listen to bands like Eve 6, Better than Ezra, Foo Fighters, Cake, and Pearl Jam.

Would I be better off with another pair of Senn's such as the 595s or 600s or should I consider a pair of Grados? Are the DT770/80 more for metal and heavy rock otherwise they could also be a consideration.
I loved my HD555s, they sounded great for some of my lighter stuff, but they're definitely not a rock can.

I will say that Eve 6 sounds incredible with my beyers. Especially On The Roof Again. =D
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Avoid Sennheiser with rock. It won't sound bad or anything, it's simply that a brand like Grado is dedicated to rock and is a staple for the genre (a very broad genre, mind you - I'm talking everything from classic to metal).

The Beyer 770 vs. Grado (any model) has come up a number of times recently. When I get to listen to a pair of Beyers or buy them for myself I am going to create a dedicated thread just for this specific comparison which will make it easier for others to reference. I don't really feel comfortable trying to voice my opinion to such a frequent extent when I haven't heard Beyers for myself.
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Take the ALO 780's off my name. Add Denon D2000's

I still have my ALO 780's, but my buyer hasn't sent me the money yet, so till then they stay with me. Looking forward to comparing them to the D2000's which should come in tomorrow.

Oh yes, right now most of the brightness and sibilance has migrated to only when I play really, really loud, so the HFI-780's are pretty damn near perfect for me IMO. If only they were more comfortable If the D2000's don't work out, I'll probably get some stock HFI-780's.
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Take the ALO 780's off my name. Add Denon D2000's

I still have my ALO 780's, but my buyer hasn't sent me the money yet, so till then they stay with me. Looking forward to comparing them to the D2000's which should come in tomorrow.

Oh yes, right now most of the brightness and sibilance has migrated to only when I play really, really loud, so the HFI-780's are pretty damn near perfect for me IMO. If only they were more comfortable If the D2000's don't work out, I'll probably get some stock HFI-780's.
Well the d2000's are extreamly comfortable. I love mine .

There is a mod somewhere on head-fi if you don't like the D2000's base at stock.
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Heheh, I'm somewhat of a basshead so it shouldn't be a problem. I've still been thinking of doing the mod, though it seems intimidating. I think I'd rather get the guy to do it himself, though he charges an exorbitant amount ($160 0_0). I'll just have to wait and see

On a side note, anyone heard about AV123's headphone amp? I'd kill for a review

Edit

After reading more reviews of the Markl mod, I suppose I'll have to do it. Unfortunately, since he advises that if you're going to recable, do it beforehand, I'll have to pay more than I thought. Bleh, this is going to suck for my wallet.
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I loved my HD555s, they sounded great for some of my lighter stuff, but they're definitely not a rock can.

I will say that Eve 6 sounds incredible with my beyers. Especially On The Roof Again. =D
One of my favorties.

My upgrade path is quite similar to yours Nammy. I pulled the trigger on the 0404. I might upgrade later on, but for now I need to start small and work bigger.

How much better would you say the DT770/80 sound than the 555s with Eve 6 or the alike?
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Heheh, I'm somewhat of a basshead so it shouldn't be a problem. I've still been thinking of doing the mod, though it seems intimidating. I think I'd rather get the guy to do it himself, though he charges an exorbitant amount ($160 0_0). I'll just have to wait and see

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Edit

After reading more reviews of the Markl mod, I suppose I'll have to do it. Unfortunately, since he advises that if you're going to recable, do it beforehand, I'll have to pay more than I thought. Bleh, this is going to suck for my wallet.
I would suggest trying them out for awile before doing the mod. I personally like the bass on the d2000's the way it is.
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